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Keeping your teeth clean and healthy can benefit from a multifaceted approach. It's important to visit the dentist once or twice per year to have your teeth cleaned, and it's also imperative to engage in healthy oral hygiene habits at home that consist of brushing your teeth frequently and using dental floss and mouthwash. Beyond these crucial methods, there are other ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Your diet plays an important role in your overall oral health -- just as some foods can be problematic for your teeth, others can contribute to clean, healthy teeth. If your dental hygienist reported at your last checkup that your teeth weren't as clean as they could be, include these three foods in your diet, and you'll be ready to impress when you attend your next cleaning.
Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits can play an instrumental role in keeping your teeth healthy. These fruits are packed with vitamin C; in addition to its overall health benefits for your body, vitamin C helps build strong connective tissue. This means that the tissues that hold your teeth in place in your gums will strengthen when you frequently include vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruits in your diet. This important vitamin is also useful for its anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it can prevent inflammation of your gums that can lead to unhealthy gums and teeth.
Cheese provides a healthy boost of protein for your body, but this readily available food also boosts the health of your teeth. Consuming cheese elevates the pH level inside your mouth; when this level gets too low, you're at risk of tooth erosion and cavities. Studies have found that cheese contributes to a higher pH level than other dairy products such as milk and yogurt, making your next snack of cheese valuable in your fight against cavities.
If you favor the satisfying crunch of celery, you'll be happy to know that this fibrous vegetable contributes to the health of your teeth. The crisp nature of celery can actually scrub against your tooth enamel as you chew, removing bacteria that can increase your risk of developing cavities. Additionally, because you typically need to chew celery for a long time before you swallow it, all the prolonged chewing helps to stimulate your mouth's production of saliva, which is an effective way to wash bacteria off your teeth and keep them clean.
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